Milton Keynes show on 27-28 June has moved to a new, larger venue.
Due to venue issues, High Peak will not be having a
show this year.
Canin will be supporting The Agility Challenge (formerly the Drontal Agility Challenge)
for the next two years.
Newlands will move to the same weekend as
Billingshurst this yearto offer a weekend show with camping.
Burnham has made the tough
decision not to hold a show in 2015.
T & A Agility have been awarded KC Listed status
starting with their August show.
The Paws at Play show on 1
February is now closed for entries.
Shrewsbury camping is full.
The Brillo International
Bounce is back again for 2015 with 13 heats around the country.
The Barnstaple summer show has
changed from 14 June to 24 May due availability of new venue.
NEWS & INFO
Places & Spaces
New year, new resolutions. Looking for another place to train to gain that extra
Moving to a new area or
want some extra private tuition? These clubs and events have spaces available.
Greg Derrett, one of the world’s finest agility
coaches is coming to East Anglia for a pair of New Year seminars.
There will be a Valentine's Ball in aid of the Harrison
Smith Future Care Fund, organised by Sue Smith of Smiffy's, on 14 February at The
Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel.
As part of their
30th anniversary celebrations, the YKC has set up a competition for a celebratory
slogan! Come on Juniors. Put on your thinking caps.
Meeting Agenda - January 2015
Important reading for any
agility person regardless of what flavour agility you do (KC, UKA, BAA, FAB or
Independent etc) Topics up for discussion include:
4th Jump Height Proposal
5 Year Plan
Should agility be considered a 'sport?'
Judge's Working Party Report
Bitches in Season at shows
Agilitynet readers who have qualified for Crufts have donated £58 to
the KC Charitable Trust. Thank you.
Has your Team
qualified for Crufts next year. You can get a car / van sticker for each and every one
by sending an sae to Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London N5 2UU They are free but if you send a voluntary donation
to the KC Charitable Trust, we'll send you extras for the reserves and grooms!
Agility Team GB
The Agility Team GB Performance Weekend will be held alongside the Lincoln Agility
Enthusiasts show in April.
Team chiropractor Emma Fretwell has decided
to step down from the position so that she can pursue private and business interests.
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
The Animal Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company has
agreed to continue it's support of the agility community with the AHT Classic
incorporating the Westcott's water jump.
Brillo International Bounce
The Brillo International Bounce for both
Small and Medium dogs, will continue in 2015 with 13 qualifying heats around the
There will be six qualifying heats held around the
country this agility season.
Television's 'Bionic' vet has agreed to sponsor the 4th Height Jumping Cup next year.
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
The 2014 Final, judged by Andrew Dicker, was held at The Malvern Autumn Show on the
Three Counties Showground, one of the best settings for a final anywhere in the
country. The agility was good and so was the shopping not to mention the cider tent. All
in all - a perfect day out.
Rest of the World Challenge
After two days of fierce competition, current holder
Nicola Garrett retained her Royal Canin Rest of the World title at this year's
Pembrokeshire By the Pond.
Handler of the Year
The 2014 Burn's Welsh Handler of the Year was crowned at the
Pembrokeshire by the
Pond show after a fierce competition.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
TTQ is a new team event for three dogs per team for dogs of all sizes.
Heats will be held throughout 2015 with two teams from each heat qualifying for the
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Clubs. Private Trainers
& Show Organisers
Time to update your listings on Agilitynet for the new year. We sent out a mass
emailing to every club or group that has a live email but there may be some where the
contact information has changed so if you have not heard from us lately, please
check your entry and get in touch with us with new details.
Agilitynet FB is a good place to exchange
ideas but please remember to be respectful and kind to other people. For anyone
who has a boxer currently in training, competing or interested in starting agility,
there is a new FB page for you called
Agility Boxers UK.
Winning Out Certificates 2014
Due to a serious health
problem in the Agilitynet family, we will not be able to post the New Year's Honours
List on 1 January as usual. We hope to get it on live as soon as possible. Thanks again to Lintbells who make iMove and uMove joint supplements for their
invaluable help and sponsorship.
If you are cooking for the holidays, don't forget the
Here are some healthy treats that your dog / dogs will love them. And they won't cost
Sheila Sardine Dog Biscuits
Brie's Turkey and Cranberry Dog Bones
Tasty Turkey Treats
Peanut Butter Poppers
Microwave Doggie Doughnuts
Sad to announce that Agilitynet has lost one of its lovely agility dogs: Beau, our
big white Standard Poodle, crossed over on Christmas Eve, very suddenly of a
suspected brain tumour.
The 2015 SAL year starts on 23 Decemb
is not necessary to re-register if you were a SAL member in 2014. Just start adding
your points and watch them grow. New members always welcome. Register today if you
are 55 or older.
After a great career together, Anthony Clarke has announced that Ruby (Ag.Ch. Blazing
Red of Rujaff) will be retiring from International Agility. They've been a great
partnership for Team GB.
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
There's another Another new Ag. Champ.
Congratulations to Linda Hill and her JRT Ain’t No Angel (Small), handled by Steven
Richardson, who gained their title at Castlereagh.
Planning your 2015 show season? If any show is missing let us know and
we'll chase it down.
on teh Agilitynet Rescue page stand more of a chance being rehomed for Christmas because their
listing can stay live on the
page until they find that forever home.
Time to clear out the garage or loft? Sell those items which have been lying
around for a while. There's cash in your caravan. Your junk is someone else's bargain!
Advertising on Agilitynet
If you are interested in promoting your products and/or services to the agility
community, what better way than via Agilitynet. After all, you are reading it now,
aren't you! To find out more about
advertising your goods and services, see our
Ann Harmes which talks about her views on having a
550mm height in Kennel Club agility and why she has changed her mind. It's a good
read and food for thought!
the Re-Active Collie
Clive Bayliss tells the story of Holly the Re-Active Collie and how
agility and the folks at Dog Learning Zone have helped her have more fun in the
at like an Italian even at shows in your caravan. Agility spouse, groom and
chief cook 'n bottle washer Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito! All profits from sales of the book
during 2014 will be donated to BBC Children in Need 2014.
Spot the Finalist Competition
The Animal Health Company
will make a £25 donation to make to the favourite charity of the the person who can
name the most finalists and supporters in a picture snapped after the Final. How many
can you identify?
What's Wrong with European Handling?
Dante Camacho, a Brazilian who lives in
and competes for Canada, looks at international agility and asks
what do those 'weird moves'
– PAWC 2014 Report
They came, they saw, they conquered and came
back from Italy with an
amazing 14 podium places including three Gold medals. It was a great experience and
they had fun, too!
Am an Agility-holic
Pearson is a self-confessed agility addict. She originally posted a shorter version
of this article onto Agilitynet FB and got so many 'you have just described me'
comments that she agreed to go public about her obsession.
We can help you find what you want with our free 'want' ads.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
Gun Dog Agility League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Agility Terrier League
The Terrier League Final 2014 was held at Dog Vegas, Thetford
on the 21 June. Well done to the all the winners.
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
Communicating with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Training
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many incidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Did you ever think what would happen to your dogs should you, heaven forbid, have an
accident when travelling to a show or training. It occurred to Wendy Clay when
she was stranded on the motorway in the freezing cold three hours from home, and
stared her thinking about what to do
Energy & Injuries
Agility may be great fun but
all the twisting, turning, jumping and landing can present a challenge to a dog’s
joints as well as a drain on energy resources. So we asked James Howie Vet Director at Lintbell's to explain more about the most common
injuries in dog agility?
writing this article, Kay Westgate has had over 50 emails from owners with dogs
suffering pancreatitis. They all say they find it helpful.
Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy
Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
Country Mun Stopper Pad Protectors
Stopper pads can easily be cut or ripped and injuries are a common reason for trips
to the vet. Using these pads can help to avoid the risk of injury and discomfort to
your dog and can save lotsa money in treatment costs.
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